Oil and Gas


  • Oil At $100 A Barrel: Here To Stay Or Gone Tomorrow? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 5:31 PM ET

    Oil's rise to $100 per barrel and beyond is likely to continue for awhile, but the duration of the run will be ultimately be determined by geopolitical events more than current supply expectations.

  • Hess Shares Drop on UBS Downgrade Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 2:42 PM ET

    Shares of Hess slipped Wednesday afternoon after a UBS Investment Research analyst downgraded the oil and gas producer, saying investors have been too enthusiastic about the company's stake in an oil prospect offshore Brazil.

  • The votes are in, and our readers are fairly bullish for stocks next year despite today's dreary decline. Sixty-five percent of some 800 who answered our Market Insider survey since Monday think that the S&P 500 will close higher this year.

  • Oil Prices Likely to Keep Moving Higher Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 12:18 PM ET
    Oil Pump

    For oil, passing $100 a barrel could be just another milestone as it continues its unprecedented climb.

  • Stocks Begin 2008 On A Less Than Great Omen Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 12:06 PM ET

    The stock market is off to a fitful start on this first trading day of 2008, not necessarily a good omen for the year if you believe soothsayers. ISM manufacturing data, released at 10 a.m., took an already waffling market lower.

  • A Low-Energy Year Ahead Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 6:08 PM ET

    Crude oil and energy stocks were among the year's biggest winners. But what's in store for 2008?

  • What fresh ideas will make investors money in the coming year? CNBC asked some experts to weigh in with their thoughts.

  • Your Turn: What Do Readers See for 2008? Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    Get out your crystal balls. This final day of the year is the perfect time to ponder and predict where S&P 500 stocks will go in 2008. We want to know what you think. Take the poll below -- and please write to us. We will post some of your comments later in the week.

  • Pakistan to Delay Elections at Least Four Weeks Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Benazir Bhutto

    Pakistan will delay parliamentary elections by at least four weeks after a wave of violence triggered by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

  • Turkmenistan Stops Gas Exports to Iran Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 9:36 AM ET

    Turkmenistan has stopped natural gas exports to Iran, causing winter shortages in some parts of its neighbour, Iranian officials said on Monday.

  • Delta Petroleum Says Tracinda to Buy 35% Stake Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 8:45 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda will pay $684 million to acquire a 35 percent stake in Delta Petroleum the independent oil and gas company said Monday.

  • Pakistan to Decide Poll Date on Tuesday Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 3:11 AM ET
    Benazir Bhutto

    Pakistan's Election Commission will decide on Tuesday whether to postpone a Jan. 8 general election meant to complete a transition to civilian rule, a commission official said on Monday.

  • Week Ahead: Wall St.'s Bull Wants to Run Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 5:53 PM ET

    It sounds almost too good to be true: Wall Street's bull wants to run in 2008, but its success will depend on whether the U.S. economy avoids recession and the credit crunch continues to ease. A growing chorus of investors who believe U.S. stocks will outperform other markets next year...

  • Do Bond Moves (Good) Outweigh Home Sales (Awful)? Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:36 PM ET

    Vince Farrell, managing director at Scotsman Capital and a CNBC contributor, made some interesting observations today about LIBOR and the credit markets. See his comments below.

  • The Yugo's Next Life (We're Serious) Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 1:12 PM ET

    For sale: Auto company with a colorful, if unspectacular, track record. Located in the fast-growing Eastern Europe market, with plenty of capacity for building new models. The prize property on the block? Yugo! Yes, that Yugo!

  • World Stocks Signal Recovery After Bhutto Death Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 8:19 AM ET
    Benazir Bhutto

    Buyers hesitantly returned to stocks. But a flight to quality after the murder of Pakistani opposition leader Bhutto kept gold up, while oil also rose.

  • Bhutto Killing Worries Pakistan Investors, Markets Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 6:58 PM ET

    Benazir Bhutto's killing will boost perceived risk in nuclear-armed Pakistan, analysts warned, but some said it was not in itself surprising enough to substantially change investor sentiment.

  • Market Insider: Looking to Friday--and Beyond Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    Dismal data gave stocks a one two punch, knocking the wind out of the year-end Santa rally. Very little data is due between now and year-end, and investors are turning their focus to the year ahead.

  • Bhutto Murder, Economic Woes Hit US Stocks Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 4:05 PM ET

    A weakness in durable goods orders at home and terrorism abroad thwarted an end-of-year rally in US markets, which finished lower.

  • World Markets Measure Fallout from Bhutto Death Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:15 PM ET
    Benazir Bhutto

    Analysts say the shock of the Bhutto news triggered a classic capital flight to assets that are considered safe havens in times of geopolitical stress.

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